Ajwa Hijazi

Research Assistant

Ajwa Hijazi

Ajwa Hijazi

Professional Experience

Ajwa Hijazi is Research Assistant at the Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS), Islamabad. She is currently also enrolled in the MPhil Peace and Conflict Studies programme at the National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad. Earlier, she completed her undergraduate degree in Defence and Diplomatic Studies from the Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU), Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Her research interests include traditional and non-traditional security with a focus on governance and federalism.


Politicisation of Cricket by BJP

Over 76 years, India and Pakistan have shared many things: three wars, restrictions on the exchange of goods, interconnected history, and their universal love for the game of cricket. However, the ever-contentious state of affairs between the two countries has gradually impacted cricket. There has been no bilateral series between the two countries for over a decade, and the only time the two teams face each other is in international tournaments, such as the World Cup, Asia Cup, and the Champions Trophy. ​

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Understanding TTP’s Resurgence

The first nine months of 2023 depict an impoverished internal security landscape inhabited by the revival of terrorism in Pakistan. According to a recent report by the Islamabad-based Centre for Research and Security Studies (CRSS), 700 security personnel and civilians lost their lives in various militant attacks from January to September 2023, which is a 19% increase in the number of fatalities as compared to 2022.

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Dhaka election crisis

Dhaka’s Election Crisis

Over the years, the political landscape of Bangladesh, much like so many other developing countries, has been inhabited by turbulence, mainly due to the contentions between the two major political parties – the Awami League (AL) headed by Sheikh Hasina, and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chaired by Khaleda Zia.

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